Following the successful launch of EV charge points at Chippenham station in early September, Network Rail and APCOA have now rolled out a further 50 EV charge points across station car parks at Droitwich, Llandudno and Chislehurst, bringing the total to just under 600 units across the Network Rail parking estate.
In close partnership with Network Rail, APCOA’s end-to-end service oversaw the supply of the 22KW eBox Professional units from Compleo (one of Europe’s leading full-service providers of EV charging technology), installation by Amco Giffen and the seamless linking of customer payment options via APCOA Connect.
To support the additional power requirement, a new electrical substation has been supplied and installed to upgrade the existing supply at Llandudno.
All 600 EV points across the Network Rail estate are backed up and supported by APCOA’s 24-hour UK-based customer support team, including a 24-hour inbound customer contact line and remote support and monitoring system. Customers can benefit from a truly supportive solution for the EV points, both for payment handling and queries, as well as technical and customer service support.
Kim Challis, Regional Managing Director UK&I and Group ESG Director of APCOA comments: “We are delighted to work closely with Network Rail and Compleo in order to deliver convenient, reliable charging and parking services to even more customers and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to sustainability.”
Hamish Kiernan, Commercial Director, Property at Network Rail concluded: “EV provision is central to our sustainability strategy, and with consumers increasingly embracing electric vehicles it’s vital we can offer this service to passengers and local residents. We look forward to expanding the EV charging solution to 7 more key locations by the end of January 2024 to further enhance the customer experience.”
About APCOA PARKING Group
APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking operator with 50 years of industry expertise. With its 4,700 employees, the company manages more than 1.7 million individual parking spaces at over 12,000 locations. These parking spaces are all situated in the proximity of 70% of the population of APCOAs 13 countries' organizations. With its consistent "asset-light" business model, APCOA is the trusted partner that maximizes value for private and public real estate owners
Via its open digital platform APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with clients, partners, customers, and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into Urban Hubs, providing the physical and digital infrastructure for mobility, logistics, e-charging, and technology-based services. Customers profit from innovative and convenient experiences provided by APCOA and its partners which use the car parks to deliver their services. The environment also benefits as the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of traffic for logistics and searching for parking. By connecting parking, mobility, and services for urban life, APCOA is positioned to be an integral part of the digital and physical urban ecosystem.